Resource Description

New York State has established ambitious climate goals under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).  This report argues that New York is not on track to achieve the needed reductions in the transportation sector to meet those goals. The report shows that by adopting an interim goal of reducing motor vehicle emissions 55% by 2035 from 1990 levels and implementing a suite of familiar and achievable policies, New York can ensure the transportation sector is on track to meet economy-wide goals, improve public health and the environment, retain billions of dollars in the state’s economy, and promote an equitable transportation sector transformation. The report argues that acting quickly is critical to achieve substantial GHG reductions by the mid-2030s and put New York on a trajectory for net-zero emissions by 2050.

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